Nastassja Riemermann (tsukikage85) wrote,
Nastassja Riemermann

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My possessions, or my friends and family?

Guys, I have a problem... As we've been looking at me possibly moving to that foster home in White Bear Lake, I realized that I won't be able to move all of my belongings in one van ride, even with all but two seats removed. The biggest (literally) problem is my desk I got for free while in Duluth: it's a solid wood (oak?) desk, with three drawers on one side, and two on the other, one of which is actually for hanging files. If it were brand new, it would probably cost upwards of $500 retail. It's not in perfect condition, but it's literally the nicest desk I've ever had.

So even I do an amazing job of getting rid of most of my media, etc., the likelihood of me being able to get another desk like this is low. I mean, obviously I could try to sell it, but I don't know how or where to sell it so I would get close to its actual value, and maybe find another desk like it for the same amount I sold it for in the Twin Cities. And of course, there's the fact that I'd have trouble separating from most of my other belongings anyway. When I last moved 150 miles, I was able to pick up more stuff each time I visited the Cities, but I won't have a reason to visit Duluth on the regular, and Heights House doesn't exactly have the extra storage space that Columbia Heights Board and Lodge did.

So, I'm thinking I need to rent a U-Haul, which would cost $150 that I don't have (unless of course I manage to sell my desk), and then I'd also have to pay for a car rental to get staff back to Duluth, and this is all assuming Expanding Horizons would allow its staff to drive rental vehicles that I paid for, or that U-Haul would allow me to pay for vehicles when I don't even have a driver's license. If I *can* manage to sell my desk for a decent amount, that could cover the cost of a moving vehicle and I wouldn't have to worry about getting rid of my other belongings, but I'd still be deskless and without the funds to buy a new one.

What this all comes down to is that I'm seriously considering passing up an opportunity to live within driving distance of my friends and family, and bussing distance of the U of M, because I don't want to separate with my material possessions. I'm sure my case manager, who has spent three years looking for new housing for me, wouldn't be too pleased with me either. Basically, IDEK.
Tags: duluth, moving, possessions

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